This year, Hair of the Dog released Adam from the Wood in two variants. The original 3 years in Bourbon version and a new 3 years in Rye Whiskey barrels version. Here are the two side by side in all of their flat (aka no carbonation) glory.
AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A – Dark burnt orange and brown. No head but there is a whisp of carbonation from the cap.
S – The aroma is pretty awesome. Had side by side with bourbon. Rye has an extra spiciness to this with walnut, cocoa and raisins.
T – Not as good as the bourbon variant. Has a more grain alcohol taste and maybe needs a lot more time. Dense and thick, sweet and spicy with the classic adam smoke and raisins
M – Thick mouthfeel, coats the tongue. lots of sugary finish but no carbonation
O – Decent beer, can’t wait to see how this one ages.
AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A – Pours a dark mahogany red. A very tiny head that fades fast.
S – This smells incredible. There is so much dark fruit here. Raisin, fig and a lot of whiskey. A ton of oak, vanilla and maybe even some cherry.
T – Smokey, charred oak, a ton of vanilla. The Adam elements are there just a bit thinner than regular Adam. Lingering raisin.
M – Flat mouthfeel, thin but coats the tongue and is sticky
O – Wish this wasn’t thin but whoa, insane.